Mutharika pleads for positive news about Malawi: ‘Journalists should not dwell on negative issues’

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has returned home from New York, United States of America where he fulfilled a number of engagements, including addressing the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (Unga) , told journalists on arrival to report positive stories about Malawi and not dwell on the negative issues.

President Mutharika returns home after US trip- photo by Abel Ikiloni,  Mana

Mutharika inspected a military parade- photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana

President Mutharika welcomed by Vice President Saulos Chilima on arrival – photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana

Mutharika greets hundreds of supporters who waited to welcome him- photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana

Briefing members of the media at the Kamuzu International Airport (KIA), President Mutharika said Malawi has also benefited a lot from the UNGA trip saying he attended about 38 meetings with various influential people and investors.

For instance, Mutharika said Malawi scored the global star on ending early marriages and fighting HIV and Aids after a documentary featuring senior Chief Kachindamoto and others was shown to the world, saying he is excited about how popular Malawi has become globally.

“Out there people see and appreciate our efforts. But it is unfortunate that here at home, we don’t take pride in our achievements but instead dwell on negative publicity. I urge journalists in the country to report positive news and further the welfare of Malawi globally,” said Mutharika.

Mutharika highlighted that it is now up to Malawians to be positive and be able to appreciate what government is doing than just being bent at fault finding and instead of bringing to the limelight what the nation has achieved.

“We should get away of this negative attitude and embrace positive thinking. We need to change and boost our country. Let us speak positive about our nation and be in line with those that see good in our nation,” he said.

He said Malawi is leading on UN Aids and this will continue to project the country on the global scene and allow a lot of investments in the country.

Mutharika said  Malawi has also benefited a lot from the UNGA trip saying he attended about 38 meetings with various influential people and investors, saying the country should expect a lot in terms of investment opportunities.

He said all the meetings that were attended were educative and informative as it also created an opportunity for Malawi to showcase some of the projects the nation is investing on.

President Mutharika, a former lawyer elected in 2014 for a five-year term, left the country on September 15, with a 19 member delegation to the annual UN general assembly held from September 19 to 25.

Media and civil society organisations in Malawi have called the government  to disclose all expenses incurred on President Mutharika’s  tour, including those of his entourage.


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If the press concentrated only on positive reporting the paper would be full of blank pages; there is nothing positive to report.


Want positive reporting where none is available

sorry mr prezident how can u ask for pozitive reporting when nothing pozitive come out of what u do, u do nothing on national blackoutz, u do nothing on national violentz by ur own party, u bring shame to my country. u damaged the democracy which many suffered & of which u contributed nothing to gain, u’re such an idiot with all who follow, i curse the day u were born, & shame to the woman who gve birth to u. stand up & lead malawi out of the mess u created or jst step down before u do more… Read more »

Bwana president, ignore Bibo’s comment. Bibo is crying on behalf of people who left the puppet dreaming that they will occupy statehouse. These are the same people who went on rampage in Rumphi terrorizing people for their unsettled terminal benefits after being abused by MCP for over 31 years. They should ask Chakwera to abandon the construction of the maula house and pay the thugs he inherited.
MCP was gone in 1994 and will never return. They can parade their dead and stinking Tambala Wakuda, no sane Malawian can vote for death and darkness.


DEPECO yijupheko vyalema ise chalo chaukazuzi ichi our country now is at 0% economy poverty [email protected]%+electricity brack out [email protected]% what kind of readership is this now they want people to vote by intimidating them with Panga will meet 2019 with DEPECO


People drinking fecal contaminated water, bloodsuckers, unimaginable poverty, maize gate, Cashgate, poor infrastructure, intermittent power supply, poor health services, unimaginable corruption, high maternal deaths, high infant mortality rates are not positive news Sir can you give me some positive news to write about?

Murtharika, you are a big fool. You are begging for positive reporting and yet you score miserably on issues affecting the economy, human rights, unity, appointments, infrastructure development, gender equality, combating corruption and tribalism, education, energy, youth empowerment, sports development, trade and investment, and job creation. Just a few days ago, your youth cadets terrorized innocent people in Rumphi and thereafter, your ugly dog minister of foreign affairs, Francis Katsaila, was busy unleashing propaganda on partisan MBC claiming the MCP party supporters were responsible for the violence in Rumphi when it was clear that the violence was perpetrated by DPP… Read more »

he is feeling the heat.while he was away manganya was busy painting his backyard of goliati green.i have never seen an educated ignorant like this president.


Bibo. It is who is stupid. A President akulakwira chani kuti uwanyoze chonchi. Kodi inu anthu a MCP mukuona kuchedwa kuti tipange chisakho choti mululuzanso. Vuto ndi chani kodi. Upezeni. Kumakhala ndiuleme. Nanga ife titati tikanyoze ka Chakwera kanu kaja mumva bwanji. Fotseki!

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